International Family Law: An Introduction

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Ashgate, Jan 1, 2005 - Law - 278 pages
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Annotation International law has become a part of everyday family law practice, as lawyers become involved with questions regarding the immigration rights of foreign spouses, the rights of "mail-order" brides, the adoption of children from other countries, the abduction of children by foreign parents, and domestic violence victims seeking asylum. This book addresses these and similar issues and also provides a comparative perspective showing how different cultures shape family law. Contents: Introduction: Why study international family law?; Marriage; Partnerships other than marriage; Adoption; Divorce/marital status; Divorce/maintenance and support; Divorce/property distribution; Reproductive rights and abortion; Visitation; Child custody and abduction; Child support; Domestic violence; Human rights for the family.

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